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[texts]How then shall we live? An interreligious eco-justice model for the local community - Schell-Lambert, Anita Louise.
The aim of this thesis is to examine the global environmental crisis that has escalated in the last decade, and to explore what people of faith, specifically people adopting Buddhist and Christian ecofeminist views of the environment, can bring to the moral dilemma. --Abstract.
Keywords: Ecofeminism--Religious aspects--Christianity
Downloads: 37
[texts]Process of implementing health-promoting schools in Zhejiang Province, China: a dissertation - Aldinger, Carmen E.
This study describes in detail the processes, interventions, challenges, and self-reported changes associated with implementing the Health-Promoting Schools (HPS) project in Zhejiang Province, China. It is a descriptive study, based on a case study model, using illustrative examples from nine schools. -- Abstract
Keywords: School management and organization -- China
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[texts]Souls in a state of emergence-y : work in progress - Happe, Lois Koester.
To investigate the spirituality of women at mid-life who had made a significant decision concerning their identity and allegiance, one that had changes the course of their lives … In part, an effort to record and reflect the process of making /discovering the meaning of an important period in my life. -- Abstract
Keywords: Feminist theology
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[texts]Towards 'companerismo' : a theology of relational embodiment - Wetherilt, Ann.
In a society and culture slowly awakening to the impact of rampant individualism and self-serving action, the quest for “community” has become a central focus of life for many people here in these United States. I particular, the concept has been picked up by the Christian churches as they reflect on the “communal” foundation of their faith, as they understand it. It is the contention of this paper that much of what is sought and understood as “community” falls short of the commitmen...
Keywords: Incarnation
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[texts]A plan for individual engagement in advancing the Millenium Development Goals - Bronson, William E.
The thesis will address the question - what can we do to mitigate the tragedy of over 20,000 of our fellow human beings dying every day in the developing world due to hunger, disease, exposure, and neglect.--Abstract.
Keywords: UN Millennium Project
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[texts]Toward fellow sinners: an ethical and historical exploration of the penology of Miriam Van Waters - Sakalas, Joan M.
The focus of the thesis is on the ethical foundations of Miriam Van Waters' penology, the process of locating those values entails a braid of several disciplines: biographical research, historical research, and Christian social ethics. -- Abstract
Keywords: Van Waters, Miriam
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[texts]Mathematics, modeling, and modular curriculum in engineering retraining programs: a dissertation - Moussavi, Massoud
The present study is an attempt to probe, explore, and provide an appropriate educational method for engineering retraining programs. The central concerns and implications of this study revolve around: who engineers are, how they learn, why they need to learn, and what they have to learn. The existing retraining programs also will be evaluated in order to develop a suitable retraining program for engineers...
Keywords: Engineers -- Training of
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[texts]Newman's theory of development and its historical context - Molleur, Michael B. Joseph.
This thesis will explore [John Henry] Newman’s notion of the development of doctrine, with attention to the historical context in which he wrote. -- Abstract.
Keywords: Newman, John Henry, 1801-1890. Theory of developments in religious doctrine
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[texts]For all God's people : Diverse people of faith for ecumenical witness and public policy - Merritt, James Edward.
A thesis project in which I will bring together my personal journey to ministry into dialogue with issues of diversity and justice through ecumenical witness, social movements for justice, and engagement in public policy. -- Abstract.
Keywords: Metropolitan Community Church
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[texts]Faith and vocational crisis in the experience of Episcopal clergy - James C. Knudson
The truism that clergy are human includes the facts that clergy are just as prone to suffer the kind of life-crisis that other people suffer as they face the change of perspective of the second half of life. The point of view from which this thesis proceeds is that life-crisis will not be prevented by excellent formation early in a person’s ordained life, but that good early formation could mitigate some of the worst effects in later years...
Keywords: Episcopal Church--Clergy
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[texts]Anti-oppression and feminist pedagogies for online feminist liberation theological education - Hipsher, B. K.
In this paper I will look at pedagogical models that make space for mutual support and encouragement, interactive dialogical learning, respectful conversation and the formation of community within the learning environment. These principles are described as feminist and anti-oppression in their focus particularly because they value the voice and opinion of all and specifically make space for marginalized opinions, views that do not coincide with the values and focus of dominant cultural perspecti...
Keywords: Feminist liberation theology--Study and teaching
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[texts]Returning to holy wells : reflections on refreshing God's people - West, Paul Francis
At its heart this thesis is an invitation. I invite the reader to share the journey stated in the thesis title: Returning to Holy Wells: Reflections on Refreshing God’s People.” That returning must never cease because our spiritual grounding unfolds as a continuous process and through the repetition of what we practice. It can be no other way for we do not ‘own’ the Holy. We grow thirsty on such a journey, and we need repeated refreshment for our deepest spiritual thirsts...
Keywords: Eucharistic prayers--Episcopal Church--Liturgy
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[texts]Tuned to the source: an exploration of queer sexuality and spirituality in leather, life and scripture - Brown, Lea D.
My thesis will explore the healing power found in the union of sexuality and spirituality... sharing evidence of how it is transformational in the lives of queer people, and demonstrating whre evidence of it can be found in scripture. -- Abstract.
Keywords: Metropolitan Community Church
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[texts]An examination of Paul's theological statements in Romans 9-11 regarding the status of the law and salvation of the Jews after the advent and resurrection of Jesus - Mathews, Thomas E.
Thesis (M.Div.)--Episcopal Divinity School, 2003.
Keywords: Paul, the Apostle, Saint--Views on Jews and Judaism
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[texts]How museum educators build and carry out their profession: an examination of situated learning within practice: a dissertation - Bailey, Elsa B.
This study explores the ways and means that museum educators build their expertise to practice museum education. A qualitative methodology was utlilized in this examination, incorporating aspects of grounded theory and phenomenological research. Fifteen museum educators in science-related museums in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, who worked extensively with teachers, were selected as respondents.....
Keywords: Museums -- Educational aspects --Massachusetts -- Case studies
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[texts]What archetypes of representation do children between the ages of four and seven employ when creating route maps of familiar interior spaces: a dissertation - Price, Christine G.
This study investigated the symbols of representation young children choose to incorporate when they draw route maps of familiar interior spaces, based on the premise that development of map-making skills might unfold in much the same stage-like manner as the development of the ability to draw the human figure. --Abstract
Keywords: Space perception in children
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[texts]Liturgical change: of life, liberty, pursuit - Blacklock, Martha
When we began I was looking for an experience in liturgy that would transform me into someone capable of living justly and compassionately. And I was an Episcopal priest with responsibility to see that sacraments happen. And now? The same. With a blind, formless, sniffing hunch that there is a way of acting, a performance, a gesture? that can turn us to the death and resurrection that creates every possibility for a life restored … The point! That we’re that close, all the time, to some vivi...
Keywords: Spiritual life--Christianity
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[texts]Trust is a queer thing - Wilson, Nancy.
Trust is the key to the success of the Metropolitan Community Chruches (MCC) as a denomination and a movement. There are so many things MCC needs in order to succeed, but I am convinced that trust and trustworthy leadership is not just a key, but THE key. Exploring the concept of trust from the viewpoint of experts in organizational development, business, and theology will be central to this project...
Keywords: Metropolitan Community Church
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[texts]A pearl in the mud: ritual and anti-cosmic dualism in the Gospel of Philip - Bowley, Ryan
An attempt to explain how ritual acts can exist in the Gopel of Philip, a test that constitutes a component of a gnostic theological discourse in which created material being is evil. --Conclusion (p. 42).
Keywords: Philip, the Evangelist, Saint
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[texts]Immigrant youth ministry : identity formation and second-generation Church of South India young people - Mathews, Koshy
This thesis focuses on the racial and religious identity development of second-generation Kerala Christian Americans belonging to the Church of South India (CSI) congregations in North America. The primary purpose of this study is to develop ways to carry out ethnic youth ministry that would be sensitive to the ethnic identity formation of second-generation young people. In the exploration of such a ministry, this study makes the assertion that ethnic identity development of these young people s...
Keywords: Church of South India--United States
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[texts]We breathe, we bless : women-church: trodding paths of passion and faith - Taylor-Stypa, Daniel.
This thesis will serve those who read it as both an “introduction” and an “invitation” to feminist theology in providing a sampling of insights from a range of feminist theologians that may offer encouragement for the readers to further investigate the works written by them. This thesis is also an invitation offered to those women and men who week after week worship in their local churches only to walk out of these institutions frustrate, confused, angered, marginalized and searching per...
Keywords: Women--Religious life--United States
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[texts]Teaching for the aesthetic experience: a dissertation - Black, Margaret G.
This study answered the question, "How to teach for the Aesthetic Experience in the visual arts?" Six women art educators served as study participants. The researcher identified five components of aesthetic experience: perception, cognition, imagination, emotion, and discovery. Informed by theories of conversational teaching methods, aesthetic development, and adult development, the researcher designed and executed a qualitative case study that incorporated all five components...
Keywords: Arts -- Study and teaching (Higher)
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[texts]A baptismal model for ministry in the Episcopal Church - Shumard, Jim.
Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist are the two primary sacraments of the Church and The Book of Common Prayer clearly puts them at the core of our liturgical life together and at the core of ministry. I hope in this thesis to, in the words of Fredrica Thompsett, “weave a tapestry of advice,” which clearly lifts up the symbols and values of baptism and the ministry of the baptized as expressed in the liturgies of Holy Baptism and Holy Eucharist...
Keywords: Lay ministry--Episcopal Church
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[texts]Bridging connections between teachers' racial identities and their teaching practices: a dissertation in educational studies - Barnes, Sandras M.
The purpose of this study was to examine how three Black female teachers and three White female teachers of kindergarten, first grade, and eighth grade understand the connections between their racial identity and their teaching practices… -- Abstract
Keywords: African American teachers -- United States -- Attitudes
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[texts]Striking scenes: theo-ethical dimensions of film - Culbertson, Meghan Sumner.
The primary purpose of this project is to draw on … different disciplines in order to analyze and critique two particular films [Thelma and Louise, Do the Right Thing] within the context of theology and ethics. -- Abstract
Keywords: Thelma & Louise (Motion picture)
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[texts]Helping the land help people know God: Towards a theology and practice of sustainable agriculture - Was, Brent Gavin.
The purpose of writing the thesis that follows is to begin to lay a foundation for a Christian practice of sustainable agriculture. -- Abstract
Keywords: Sustainable development--Religious aspects--Christianity
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[texts]Come to the water : the queer congregation as healing community - Saniuk, Joan M.
Metropolitan Community Churches, and other queer-affirming congregations, are communities of faith for a population that is at once privileged and oppressed: privileged, because those who self-identify as queer are often from the middle and professional classes, and oppressed because of the social and religious anti-queer stigma that is still a very large part of the dominant culture. Because of this oppression, it is predictable that congregants will, to some extent, experience feelings of grie...
Keywords: Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
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[texts]Imagining imagination: a phenomenological study of children's drawings of imagination: a dissertation - Callahan, Robert M.
This study investigates imagination in children and presents research into the phenomenological study of children's drawings of imagination.
Keywords: Children's drawings -- Psychological aspects
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[texts]Three high school teachers' conceptions of the French they teach: a dissertation - Moran, Patrick R.
This study investigates secondary French teachers' conceptions of the French they teach.
Keywords: French teachers --Training of
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[texts]Situating reading, shaping divinity: Luce Irigaray, interpretation, theology - Russell, Richar
As an activist and political rhetorician, Luce Irigaray continually positions her work vis-à-vis communities of women who are struggling against the oppressive logic of phallocentrism and its conception of the divine, yet her audience has been and continues to be academic feminists whose disciplinary interests rarely lead them to construct liturgies and socially-enacted rhetorics designed to test the practical force of Luce Irigaray’s theological reflections...
Keywords: Irigaray, Luce
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[texts]Exile, identity, and artistic creation: an arts based phenomenological study with immigrant women: a dissertation - Heller, Vera
This arts based phenomenological study with immigrant women explores the migratory and creative processes from the perspective of the Hero's archetype, viewed by Jung as a template for individuation. Its objective is to gain further insight into the contribution of art therapy to healing the fragmentation of identity inherent in the transition between two - often radically different - cultures. --Abstract
Keywords: Arts -- Therapeutic use -- Research; Women immigrants -- Cross-cultural studies
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[texts]Teachers' implementation of inquiry in elementary science education: a dissertation - Lawrence, Maria De Freece
This research was an exploratory study of elementary school science education as implemented by five exemplary teachers in grades one through five, situated in four school districts of a Rhode Island Local Systemic Change initiative. This study sought to characterize the presence of inquiry-based teaching consistent with the tenets of constructivism and scientific inquiry as expressed in the book Inquiry and the National Science Foundation Standards: A Guide for Teaching and Learning (National R...
Keywords: Science -- Study and teaching (Elementary) -- Activity programs -- Research
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[texts]Towards a theology of personhood : the gift of the Alzheimer Christian as a way of re-connecting ourselves to God, through which the reclaiming of the gifts of the church can assist us - Haggart, Blair Alan
The questions that have informed my journey have been posed in light of profound relationships with remarkable people who happen to suffer from a very strange and difficult disorder. Their journeys have been fraught with uncertainty and have put tremendous emotional strain on family and friends. In seeking answers to my questions, I was invited to witness their personal struggles to maintain some form of connection with the very pulse that gives them life...
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease -- Patients -- Religious life
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[texts]Authority, leadership, and peacemaking: the role of the Diasporas: a pilot study of a group relations conference - Wallach, Tracy
Research suggests that conflicts are much more likely to re-ignite in societies which have large Diaspora communities in the United States. This study examines the role of American Jewish, Arab, and other Middle Eastern Diaspora communities in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and addresses the generally neglected role of trauma and emotions in perpetuating conflict. The project employed group relations conference methodology to conduct the inquiry...
Keywords: Diaspora; Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; Group relations; Peace; Leadership; Trauma; Reconciliation
Downloads: 548
[texts]Midlife experience of contemporary women views along the midway: a dissertation - Panchuck, Paula DeAngelis
This research study investiages middle-aged women's attitudes and views.
Keywords: Middle-aged women -- Psychology
Downloads: 180
[texts]A study of the effect of anti-racism education on the attitudes and behaviors of suburban Christians - Flett, Carol M.
My hope is that an anti-racism education program offered to Christians in a predominantly white suburban community will motivate them to truly follow the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, who created an inclusive community of faithful people, regardless of their race, social or religious staus, or gender. “There is no longer Jew or Greek, thee is nom longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all are one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28) What follows is the result of a ...
Keywords: Race relations--Religious aspects--Christianity
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[texts]The crown and the veil : the use and meaning of the symbol virginity in three sermons by Hildegard of Bingen - Christianson, Regina
Hildegard of Bingen, famous in her lifetime as a prophet and composer of music, poetry, and books, left a collection of sermons which she had given to her nuns. The purpose of this paper is to locate these sermons within the culture in which they were performed, to examine how Hildegard uses symbols in the composing of these sermons, and speculate on how this knowledge might help preachers effectively and ethically evangelize...
Keywords: Hildegard, Saint, 1098-1179
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[texts]Eucharistic liturgy as emancipatory performance : The significance of Indian street theatre - Ackley, Susan
An attempt to look at Eucharistic liturgy through the lens of Indian street theater, with the hope that the latter will suggest specific ways to re-form the performance of Eucharistic liturgies so that they may more effectively mediate the sacramental promise of liberation/salvation. --Abstract.
Keywords: Street theater--India
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[texts]Qualitative study examining the leadership of the Executive Board of the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston: a dissertation in Educational Studies - Allen-Willoughby, Joanne Lynne
The purpose of this study was to examine leadership in the faith-based community from the perspective of six members of the Executive Board of the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston. Using portraiture methodology the research qualitatively examined leadership through the lived experiences of four male and two female members of the board... The study found common trends, which formed the leadership of these six men and women, and made recommendation on how the faith-based community can ...
Keywords: African Americans -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Religion
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[texts]Feminist liberation : a call to revolution - Brebner, Linda Benson
The goals of the thesis: To identify the ways in which Liberal Feminism points or fails to point the way to Feminist Liberation. -- To discover what personally, institutionally, societally, and intellectually blocks and facilitates white, middle-strata feminist Presbyterian clergywomen in moving more consistently toward Feminist Liberation. -- To uncover the limitations and risks of feminist Presbyterian clergywomen continuing to affirm and use a Liberal Feminist analysis as a foundation base fo...
Keywords: Presbyterian Church--Clergy
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[texts]Home environment factors influencing literacy development: a group of Brazilian immigrant Head Start children: a dissertation - Switzer, Sharon C.
This dissertation examines the literacy practices embedded in the home environment of a group of 5 Brazilian Head Start children. It elucidates the difficulties and challenges of immigration that influenced their home environments and describes the literacy practices embedded within these home environments. --Abstract
Keywords: Head Start programs -- United States; Reading -- Parent participation
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[texts]Las posadas: Hispanic ministry and the Episcopal Church in the diocese of Massachusetts - Dickson, Priscilla Nye.
This project thesis will present: first, some understanding of the social location and spirituality of Hispanics and the Episcopal Church, a description of what happened in meetings, and third, the theological foundation for the work. Finally I present a model which will hopefully be useful for others who are working to help groups of people of different backgrounds to understand each other and work together...
Keywords: Church work with Hispanic Americans--Episcopal Church
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[texts]Walking with storms: lesbians in AIDS work - Walters, Jennifer L.
Among those who work with AIDS organizations, lesbians occupy the margins. In the gay community, communites of color and in the health care industry, the contributions of lesbians to the work against AIDS goes unacknowledged ... This is my attempt to learn from and give voice to lesbians of every race, ethnicity and religious heritage who have chosen to walk with this storm. - Abstract.
Keywords: AIDS (Disease) -- Religious aspects
Downloads: 201
[texts]Role of the arts toward healing trauma and building reslience in the Palestinian community - AI-Ajarma, Yousef
This study has investigated the sources of resilience in a sample of Palestinians who experienced the first Intifada and are now studying in the United States. The study found that family and community support, the pursuit of an education, and participation in artistic activities all contribute to individual resilience among Palestinians. In addition, political awareness and activity are another source of resilience, because they help individuals living under Occupation to find meaning in their ...
Keywords: Expressive arts therapy; Resilience; Trauma; Palestinian Arabs; Arab-Israeli Conflict
Downloads: 965
[texts]Theological and pragmatic investigation of a sacred "hang out" space for youth in Manchester, Massachusetts - Harris, Andrew Sturgis
In this thesis I have explored the need of middle school children in Manchester for “a place” to “hang out.” Toward that end, I have also explored my own life path and the reasons I know that I am called by God to work for “a place’ of these children in Manchester. I have concluded that there are overwhelming theological, ethical, and social imperatives supporting this goal. Nonetheless, I have also concluded that Manchester has a long history of shortchanging its children...
Keywords: Church work with teenagers--Massachusetts--Manchester
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[texts]Two men, two movements and our call to seek justice: Bayard Rustin, Troy Perry and the civil rights and gay rights movements - Dubose, Renee
The impetus for this thesis was the 2004 grassroots effort to defeat Amendment 1 in my home state of Georgia. During that experience I witnessed some of the unfinished racial and relational work that exists between members of the African American and GLBT communities as well as the tension of those who identify as both African American and GLBT. This paper offers insights regarding some of the similarities and differences of the Civil Rights and Gay Rights Movements in order to continue the dial...
Keywords: Perry, Troy D
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[texts]Program evaluation research study on the implementation of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program in a public high school: a dissertation - Beardall, Nancy G.
The Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Program is the subject of this research study. MVP is a high school leadership and mentoring program that focuses on promoting gender respect and preventing harassment, sexual harassment and teen dating abuse in middle schools and high schools. --Abstract
Keywords: Mentoring in education -- United States
Downloads: 173
[texts]Episcopal female clergy leaders of African heritage: trailblazers and colleagues - Coleman, Karen
"Episcopal female clergy leaders of African heritage: trailblazers and colleagues" is a two part work focused on two groups of women and their stories, spiritual formation, ministry and struggles. The first part consists of interviews with five of the first eleven African American women ordained as priests in the Episcopal Church. The second section looks at the ministry of some of my colleagues, whose paths I have crossed during our ministry, who have or are working in all or predominantly whit...
Keywords: African American women--Religious life
Downloads: 39
[texts]Traveling spark: Alice Yardley and child-centered education : the development of her educational thought, 1913-2002: a dissertation - Brooks, Pebble Baker
The British author and educator Alice Yardley (1913-2002) worked in Nottingham City Schools (UK) as a teacher and headteacher between 1934 and 1961, and was instrumental in the evolution of the English Infant School for five to seven year olds as a model of progressive theory and practice in action... Based on information gathered from interviews with Alice Yardley over a three year period (1999-2002) and incorporating a number of primary sources, including her memoir, notebooks, archival docume...
Keywords: Education, Preschool -- England -- History
Downloads: 423
[texts]Beyond tentmaking: a study in bivocational ministry - Doran, Frederick Henry.
The aim of this project/thesis is to explore and reflect upon the ramifications of the relationship between parish ministry and real estate, and to lift up a unique kind of ministry to scrutiny, it is also its aim to make certain recommendations to future ministers, to seminary professors, to denominational officials, and to those engaged in the real estate business. -- Abstract.
Keywords: Part-time employment
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